Jon Favreau on Dealing with His Friends Breakups: My wife loves to make friends with all the people that my friends break up with, said Favreau. So we have - its like those Thanksgiving dinners where the one brother shifts and then its the other sibling that doesnt talk to the other sibling. [Someone] has the late shift So the families dont meet.
Weve outlasted a lot of couples. But usually I just dont ask, dont tell. If I dont know anything, then I dont have to lie. I tend not to talk about whatever theyre going through, which is unfair because if you see Swingers, you can see that all I want to talk about is what Im going through. But I take after my grandma now where I just dont talk about it and start saying about how this person did this or that. I talk about how good the weather is.
The Secret to His Success: How has he managed to make his marriage last in Hollywood, a very difficult climate for relationships? I allow her to have male masseuses and I dont ask any questions. Thats good. It helps show that Im open. And as far as the Hollywood part of it, I think its difficult in Hollywood because Hollywood allows you to maintain your adolescence as long as youd like to. Especially if you have any degree of fame or success in Hollywood, you dont get closed off to going out and experiencing nightlife like a younger person would. Youre sort of given the pass. Youre not treated like youre the old guy in the club. Im 39 now and I would feel very comfortable being out there. I remember when I was young and Id see a 39-year-old in a club Id be like, Whos the old guy here? I dont want to be that guy. But in Hollywood, you can keep going until youre in your 50s. If youre a cool enough guy on screen, youre sort of given that pass. And so it doesnt force you to make those decisions.
Also, if your career takes you all around the world, its very easy to avoid growing up. So I think that if you dont get in on it, you can easily find yourself past your breeding years and having not had the opportunity to really explore that. I know that for me, its really informed my career and my whole life. Im happier now than I ever have been. Some of it has to do with the satisfaction I have in my work, but I have to say that I sort of accomplished what I need to to make myself feel good about my work and to be comfortable financially. Now its really about being a good father and appreciating it while I have it. Thats why its so hard for me to be an actor. I dont want to fly around. I went to Chicago; they made it very easy for me. I went out there for a week, my wife came for half of it, she went home, I got home and saw the kids. I cant go away for three months. Ill only direct movies in town. I might miss opportunities for it.